Some people believe that only material wealth is a sign of success while others hold that wealth alone cannot be the measure of success. Which view do you agree with?
Money Is Not Everything
Does contemporary society gauge one’s achievements merely according to how much money one possesses? Or are there alternative means to determine whether one is successful or not? Personally, I agree with the latter though I concede that money does account for something.
Admittedly, success would be a straightforward matter if it is entirely based on monetary terms, And money does provide various conveniences which render life much more comfortable. No one can deny that a poverty-stricken life mostly is not a successful one. However, money is by no means the only device to calibrate one’s achievements. There are many wealthy people who are also selfish and even unscrupulous; they accumulate their wealth by exploiting others or through other devious means. In contrast, there are also a large number of people who have made a significant contribution to society even though they are not all that rich. Furthermore, if our society condones the notion that money is of paramount importance and should be obtained at the expense of integrity, honesty and other time-honoured values, then moral corruption is inevitable which will result in dire consequences.
In summary granted, money is important and even constitutes a crucial element of our society. Yet, success entails a myriad of different aspects and should be gauged not solely by one’s monetary possessions. (218 words)
1.Since the definition of success varies from one individual to another, the means to gauge it is also more than one.
2.Money can attest to many things but it does not tell everything about an individual.
3.Admittedly, modem society tends to define a person by the amount of money he possesses,
4.More importantly, success should be defined as one’s contribution to society.
5.Some people may view success as leading a comfortable life whereas others may consider it as helping those in need.